Area athletes finish strong at state track meets


SIOUX FALLS — Darian Ogunjemilusi of Wolsey-Wessington capped his high school career by placing in three events on Saturday during the Class B State Track and Field Championships at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.
Ogunjemilusi was fourth in the boys’ long jmp with a mark of 20 feet, 6.5 inches. He finished sixth in the 100 with a time of 11.53 seconds and was seventh in the 200 at 23.94.
Darrian Hood claimed second in the boys’ long jump for James Valley Christian with a mark of 21-0.5, while teammate Kedric Brantner was sixth in the 1,600 run with a time of 4:40.64.
Sunshine Bible Academy’s 1,600 boys’ relay team used a time of 3:35.10 to edge James Valley Christian for the fifth spot in the event.
Running in the 1,600 relay for the Crusaders were Chris Hass, Willie Anderson, Travis Hass and Jace Burma. The JVC team, which had a time of 3:38.05, consisted of Zane Zuccaro, Michael Waldner, Eric Hasart and Colton Schweigert.
SBA’s boys’ medley relay team, which was made up of the same four runners as the 1,600 relay team, finished third at 3:47.01.
Chester Area won the Class B boys’ team title with 64 points, while Colman-Egan was second at 60. Rounding out the top five were Bison at 38, James Valley Christian at 37 and Colome at 36.
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket senior Myah Selland capped her high school career with a runner-up finish in the girls’ 300 hurdles. She turned in a time of 46.42 seconds.
Oakley Jandreau of Highmore-Harrold finished sixth in the girls’ 1,600 race.
Deubrook Area won the Class B girls’ team title with 78 points, while Parker was 30 points back in second. Gayville-Volin was third, followed by Chester Area at 41. New Underwood and Newell shared the fifth spot with scores of 39.
Sanborn Central-Wooonsocket finished tied for ninth in the Class B girls’ standings.

Class A
Clark-Willow Lake’s boys’ medley relay team earned a spot on the podium at the Class A State Meet on Saturday.
The Cyclones turned in a time of 3:48.07 to finish sixth. Members of the team were Graysen Florey, Ntai Stevens, Bradyn Rusher and Jacob Prouty.
Cole Sargent of Miller just missed placing in the boys’ 1,600 run. He finished ninth at 4:33.18.
Sioux Falls Christian used 112 points to win the Class A boys’ team title, while St. Thomas More was juxt six points back in second. Madison was third at 41, Winner was fourth at 40 and Chamberlain was fifth at 37.
Madison and St. Thomas More shared the Class A girls’ state title, with 64 points each. Custer was third at 62, followed by Dakota Valley at 49 and West Central at 45.

Class AA
Huron’s Deyona Little claimed her team’s only placing on Saturday, finishing sixth in the 300 hurdles.
Little used a time of 47.61 seconds to claim the spot.
Sioux Falls Lincoln recorded the sweep, winning both the Class AA boys’ and girls’ state champoinships.
The Patriots finished with 118 points in the girls’ division to hold off Brandon Valley, which finished second at 108.5. Sioux Falls O’Gorman was third at 81, followed by Rapid City Stevens at 79.50 and Rapid City Central at 61.
Huron was 15th in the final girls’ standings with 11 points.
Lincoln amassed 151 points to win the boys’ title. Brandon Valley was second at 86, followed by Sioux Falls Roosevelt at 83, Watetown at 74 and Rapid City Central at 64.66.
Complete results from the final day of all three meet, can be found on page 10.


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